The Chelsea Attack Option

With the recent signing of Robin Van Persie to Manchester United, I’ve been starting to see and hear a lot of talk about striker pairings in the EPL.

While right now I think Aguero-Tevez is the only true very good and realistic pairing, people have been analyzing the prospect of Rooney-RVP and maybe Giroud-Podolski. This has inevitably led to questions about what Chelsea have in mind. As much as people are confident Torres can bring goals, they are also sizing up our goal threats with the other top teams and thinking ‘Is this all we’ve got?’ ┬áNow as you all know, we are still linked to Hulk and Cavani, and Victor Moses looks like he should be headed over any day now. They real question is do we actually need a striker duo or just a back-up/interchangeable player?

I believe Di Matteo will think a lot about this question because the biggest thing about two strikers is that he would have to restructure the system. Chelsea for the last several years have relied heavily on midfielders and defenders to sneak in goals and rack up the tally. The defense has also always been solid enough that this was all that was necessary. With the slightly less air-tight defense and a much less defensive team in general, will this be the time that the Chelsea attack as a system is taken more seriously than the pass-to-Drogba and take-set-pieces of yesteryear?

Right now the midfield is bubbling with creativity but this needs to translate to goals. I think it’s been tough because the actual team is only getting together now and it will depend on how this network of Oscar, Hazard, and Mata plays off each other and the striker. Thankfully, the transfer window closes in two weeks and we will hopefully have this sorted by then but trusting CFC I’m sure there will be deadline day drama.

4 Responses to “The Chelsea Attack Option”

  1. Chelsea have do something.

  2. In my opinion RDM should play a more attacking team with Lamps and Rami in central midfield and Eden, mata and Oscar in the attacking and obviously Torres upfront.
    This will really show the quality we have on the pitch!

  3. With two good attacking full backs in Ashley and Cesar(Vital signing as Ivanovic will never make a full back, even if he played forever) Mata, Hazard, Oscar or Marin playing behind Torres it is going to be very exciting. One thing
    we cannot do is having a left winger cutting inside, like we did all preseason ,into the strength of the opposition leaving little space between defenders to
    play a pass.The ball kept ending up on the right wing with Ivanovic who because of his limitations, kept playing backwards and we were so static and slow and had to start all over again. It was similar to the way Bayern played in
    The final with Bosingwa showing Ribery inside and they ended up playing into
    our hands. Mata will have to play left of Hazard for this to work properly.

  4. I think d attacking form is okay with d player like Hazard, Oscar, Ramires& Mata. But the best formation i think it could help us in d midfield is Ramires and lamp should be in doubles DM, and mata in LAM, hazard in CAM, behind torres, and oscar in RAM. I think this ll help a lot